#1
I've found a few amps on the internet for a good prices and I love the sound of old marshalls, I've found a non master 1978 Marshall JMP50 MKII superlead, a second hand 1987x reissue among others. But the problem is, they are non master volume, ad when I can't crank it, I'll need a pedal. But are there any pedals I can get that wont colour my tone, are there any that will just boost the pre amp, and not change the sound quality? Or would it be best to just get an attenuator?
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#3
dunno if a clean boost is what you want. it'll make it possible to get more distortion at slightly lower levels, but it's still gonna be frickin' loud. If you hit a clean amp that's well under the clipping threshold with a clean boost, you boost the volume more than anything...

even an od might not have enough dirt, and anything with a fair bit of dirt normally colours your tone a fair bit.
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#4
^Yeah, I dont think a clean boost will do a lot.
I think this is going to be one of the very rare occasions when I recommend an attenuator. It'd be sacrilege to run a distortion pedal into one of those amps
#5
yeah, i was thinking about an attenuator too, but I'm not sure how well they work for extreme attenuation... Not too well up on them. Powerscaling or VVR would work, but I'm guessing modding a vintage amp is a no-no, from a devaluation point of view if nothing else.
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#7
Yeah, a MV amp would probably be better, from what I've heard most attenuators would suck a fair bit of tone if you were bringing a non-MV amp down to low levels, but I've never tried one anyway so I'm not really sure.
#9
I agree that you should get an amp with a master. It's a pretty invaluable feature to have. getting an amp without one is not a good idea at all.

Think of it this way: If you get an old Marshall, if you can't crank it, you'll never get that old sound you love out of it anyway. Better to get something you can at least use well in different situations.
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